Colombia

Summary: Improving understanding of risk changes as munitions age
Client: GICHD
For: GICHD, Descontamina
Dates: Ongoing

  • Exploitation of improvised landmines
  • Testing of home-made explosive (HME)
  • Integration of risk, operational and information management systems
  • Project planning and development support

Fenix has been working with GICHD and Descontamina to increase understanding of the implications of ageing on the risks presented by improvised landmines and other ERW to affected populations and clearance operators.  Interventions include enhancements of information collection, reporting and analysis systems, as well as practical field tests and trials of energetic compositions found in improvised explosive devices (IEDs) in Colombia.  Direct recovery and exploitation of improvised landmines is planned.